Edward J Sheldon

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Practical Solutions for Heat-Related Illness Prevention for Agriculture

By Edward J Sheldon / April 5, 2021 / 0 Comments

WEBINAR Wednesday, April 07, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT Summary: Agricultural workers are at high risk of heat-related illness and recent field studies point to specific risk factors and solutions. This webinar is intended to prepare agricultural safety and health professionals for the upcoming summer season. We will share practical and evidence-based solutions for the prevention…

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Learn to prepare for agriculture environmental spills and emergencies at free webinar

By Edward J Sheldon / March 8, 2021 / 0 Comments

Tuesday, March 16; 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT CLICK HERE TO REGISTER INDIANAPOLIS – Farm operations manage a variety of chemicals and other materials safely each year. This can include pesticides, fertilizers, fuels, oils, manure, and crop residues. Proper management of these materials can reduce the potential for spills.  On March 16 at 10…

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Let’s Talk Fairs and Potential Disaster Situations

By Edward J Sheldon / March 1, 2021 / 0 Comments

EDEN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR SERIES  Tuesday March 9, 2021 1:00 pm EST / Noon CSTRegister at: bit.ly/EDEN-Webinar-March2021 Join the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) for this month’s professional development webinar entitled Let’s Talk Fairs and Potential Disaster Situations! What’s your relationship with your county or state fair? Do you know who to call if the fairgrounds is needed…

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SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training Sessions Available in March

By Edward J Sheldon / February 26, 2021 / 0 Comments

Source: National Weather Service Indianapolis In most years, thunderstorms, tornadoes and lightning cause hundreds of injuries and deaths and billions in property and crop damages.  To obtain critical weather information, the National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN® with partner organizations. SKYWARN® is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help…

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Talking to Farmers About Their Pain

By Edward J Sheldon / February 22, 2021 / 0 Comments

Free webinar presented by the AgriSafe Network Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:00 – 2:00 EST CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Summary: The occupational hazards that farmers face put them at greater risk for acute and chronic pain as a result of ergonomic repetition, accident, or surgical procedure. Addressing specific occupational sources of pain and what activities the…

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Using Portable Generators Safely

By Edward J Sheldon / February 17, 2021 / 0 Comments

All of Indiana has been in a “deep freeze” the past several days, with the polar vortex bring cold and snowy conditions.  Fortunately, most of the state has avoided widespread power outages due to the weather, as has been seen in other states recently.  Sadly, one of the most common causes of death associated with…

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Dispelling Misinformation about the COVID19 Vaccine: What Agricultural Producers Need to Know

By Edward J Sheldon / February 9, 2021 / 0 Comments

Friday, February 12, 2021; 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST Summary: Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are very effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. Now that there are authorized and recommended COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, accurate vaccine information is critical. COVID-19 vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic. None of the COVID-19…

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Financial Preparedness Is Disaster Preparedness Webinar

By Edward J Sheldon / February 9, 2021 / 0 Comments

February 10, 2021; 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST About This Webinar Session: Financial preparedness is an important part of disaster readiness. When disasters occur, an emergency savings fund can be one of the primary resources to handle natural disasters and jumpstart recovery. In this session, we will discuss specific actions that individuals and families…

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Keeping the Farm Resilient in Uncertain Times

By Edward J Sheldon / January 25, 2021 / 0 Comments

Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team to Present 3 Part Webinar Series – February 8, 15, 21; 6:30-8:30 E.T. Farm families are facing many challenges when making decisions about the future: markets and weather issues are seemingly always present; the COVID pandemic continues to affect many aspects of our daily lives; and, communication issues and conflicts…

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Fireplace Safety

By Edward J Sheldon / December 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

By: Jenna Nees, Purdue Extension ANR Educator – Putnam County With the cold weather we are experiencing and the cold weather certain to come this winter, it is important to discuss home heating related to fireplace safety. In the past, houses have burned because of soot collecting around the top of the chimney catching fire.…

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